Original Jackets

Chopin: Scherzos & Polonaises

2CD
16 Sep 2016

Barcode: 0190295939663

Composer: Frédéric Chopin
Other participants: Artur Rubinstein

Arthur Rubinstein’s name is synonymous with the music of Chopin. These recordings, made between 1928 and 1937, show Rubinstein at a crucial stage in his development: in his memoirs he wrote of radically reworking his technique in 1934. Controlled yet spontaneous, exuding both elegance and intensity, Rubinstein’s Chopin is the expression of an apparently innate artistry: “I have always thought of myself as a musical instrument,” he said, “Music is my form.”

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 4 Scherzos (1993 Digital Remaster): No. 1 in B minor Op. 20  - Artur Rubinstein 
02 4 Scherzos (1993 Digital Remaster): No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 31  - Artur Rubinstein 
03 4 Scherzos (1993 Digital Remaster): No. 3 in C sharp minor Op. 39  - Artur Rubinstein 
04 4 Scherzos (1993 Digital Remaster): No. 4 in E Op. 54  - Artur Rubinstein 
05 Barcarcolle in F sharp major Op. 60  - Artur Rubinstein 
06 Berceuse in D flat Op. 57  - Artur Rubinstein 
07 Waltzes (1993 Digital Remaster): No. 2 in A flat major Op. 34 No. 1 ('Valse brillante')  - Artur Rubinstein 
08 No. 7 in C sharp minor Op. 64 No. 2  - Artur Rubinstein 
Disc 2 
01 16 Polonaises (1993 Digital Remaster): No. 1 in C sharp minor Op. 26 No. 1  - Artur Rubinstein 
02 16 Polonaises (1993 Digital Remaster): No. 2 in E flat minor Op. 26 No. 2  - Artur Rubinstein 
03 16 Polonaises (1993 Digital Remaster): No. 3 in A major Op. 40 No. 1 ('Military')  - Artur Rubinstein 
04 16 Polonaises (1993 Digital Remaster): No. 4 in C minor Op. 40 No. 2  - Artur Rubinstein 
05 16 Polonaises (1993 Digital Remaster): No. 5 in F sharp minor Op. 44  - Artur Rubinstein 
06 16 Polonaises (1993 Digital Remaster): No. 6 in A flat major Op. 53 ('Heroic')  - Artur Rubinstein 
07 16 Polonaises (1993 Digital Remaster): No. 7 in A flat major Op. 61 ('Polonaise-fantaisie')  - Artur Rubinstein 
08 Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante in E flat Op. 22  - Artur Rubinstein 


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